CHARACTERISTICS OF LIQUID AND SOLID WASTES GENERATED AT FOUR MAJOR HOSPITALS OF SRINAGAR CITY, KASHMIR

Rumisa Nazir, G A Bhat

Abstract


Physical composition analysis of the solid waste generated from the four major hospitals of Srinagar city (SKIMS, Lal Ded,SMHS and G.B Pant hospitals) revealed the predominant proportion comprising of combustible waste (98.2%) than the non combustible waste (1.3%) Incineration could be probably the appropriate and recommendable disposal method for the hospital waste generated in Srinagar city. Analytical observations revealed that the liquid biomedical waste of only SKIMS conformed to the prescribed norms.


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